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Issaquah resident Mora Shaw
Issaquah resident Mora Shaw
Issaquah City Councilman and Eastside Fire and Rescue Board member David Kappler
Issaquah City Councilman and Eastside Fire and Rescue Board member David Kappler
Chief Lee Soptich (left) and Board of Directors Chair Ron Pedee listen to some of the ideas tossed around at the board meeting on Tuesday.
Chief Lee Soptich (left) and Board of Directors Chair Ron Pedee listen to some of the ideas tossed around at the board meeting on Tuesday.

‘Green My Ride Eastside’ comes to Issaquah

Alarming gas prices and painful levels of pollution are pushing people to explore eco-friendly modes of transportation. Issaquah’s Resource Conservation Office is making that easier by hosting Green My Ride Eastside, a fair showcasing alternative ways to get around. The event will be from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. tomorrow in the Pickering Barn, as part of the Issaquah Farmers Market.

During a Valentine’s Day blood drive at Eastlake High School last school year

Blood center urges residents to ‘give twice’ this summer

At a time when camping trips and swimming lessons often distract consistent blood donors from continuing to donate, the Puget Sound Blood Center launched a new project to encourage people to not just give blood this summer, but give twice.

During a Valentine’s Day blood drive at Eastlake High School last school year

Obama is a ‘changed’ man

Barack Obama and “change.” The two are inextricably linked. In his remarkably successful run for the Democratic nomination for president, regardless of where he campaigns, the senator constantly, ceaselessly promises change.

For great Mexican food, head to the Highlands

Atmosphere: On the day we went to Marcela’s, the sun was actually shining and we were able to sit outside in the sun, which was actually warm. (Sadly, I got a sunburn from just 45 minutes outside. Thanks, Washington.) There was Spanish music playing over speakers and the restaurant was clean, bright and very traditional.

Sammamish resident Peter Chee is the CEO and Co-Founder of Redmond based Thinkspace.

Sammamish man creates ‘space’ for home business owners

Like many of his Sammamish neighbors, entrepreneur Peter Chee thought it would be wonderful to work at home. Instead, he felt isolated. He missed the atmosphere of being in an intellectual “think tank.”

Sammamish resident Peter Chee is the CEO and Co-Founder of Redmond based Thinkspace.

Issaquah Amateur Radio Club ‘hams’ it up on Field Day

“Whiskey Seven Bravo India, Whiskey Seven Bravo India.”

Tammy LaGow
Tammy LaGow

King County’s budget crisis: What will be cut?

Last week, the King County Executive, along with the Sheriff, Prosecuting Attorney, and judges from around the county, revealed that King County is facing a budget crisis of great magnitude. This year alone, we may have to cut $20 million from the $660 million general fund. An additional deficit between $40 million and $70 million is predicted in 2009.

Renee Ramirez holds Sarah
Renee Ramirez holds Sarah
Issaquah’s Sean Stuby splits a pair of Evergreen defenders Tuesday night at Franklin High School.

Issaquah hoopsters sharpen skills against area’s top teams

The next high school basketball season might be six months away, but the Issaquah boys team already has pick and rolls, screens and zone defense on the mind.

Issaquah’s Sean Stuby splits a pair of Evergreen defenders Tuesday night at Franklin High School.
The Miss Red Dot shows off its power in an exhibition on Sunday. This was the first time unlimited hydroplanes have run on Lake Sammamish.

Tastin’ n Racin’ results

1 litre hydro, Pro stock runabout flatbottom, unlimited hydroplane exhibition

The Miss Red Dot shows off its power in an exhibition on Sunday. This was the first time unlimited hydroplanes have run on Lake Sammamish.

‘Party Patrol’ nabs 143 suspects

The first weekend of the King County Sheriff’s Office “Party Patrol” emphasis was a success, with 143 people arrested or cited on a variety of charges, officials said.

And the survey says … City of Sammamish is ‘on track’

For the most part, the city of Sammamish is on the right track.

Above: 5-year-old Ethan Naziri reacts disagreeably to a book title as he negotiates with his mother Elizabeth for new books at Discovery Elementary School. Right: Erin Sebo’s daughter Miller
Above: 5-year-old Ethan Naziri reacts disagreeably to a book title as he negotiates with his mother Elizabeth for new books at Discovery Elementary School. Right: Erin Sebo’s daughter Miller

Who should be Obama’s running mate?

With his party’s nomination in hand, would Barack Obama be better off with Hillary Clinton as his running mate?

School board to sell bonds for construction projects

The Issaquah School Board is getting ready to sell some of its bonds to make money for the construction projects at Issaquah High School and Skyline High School.

Rotary Club seeks host family for exchange student

The Rotary Club of Issaquah announced that it will sponsor a foreign exchange student from France for the next school year. The student will be Jean Bourdonnais, 16, of Nantes, France.